Rhetorical Analysis Of Judy I Am A Wife

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Judy starts her essay off by showing that she is credibly to the reader or uses ethos. In the first paragraph she states, “I am a Wife. And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother”(229). In say she is a mother and a wife, she shows her readers that she know what they are going through and that she has experienced some of the discrimination they have. Also being a wife, allows for readers to put themselves in her shoes and understand what she is saying is true. Another example of ethos is when she says, “a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce”(229). Including this statement makes the reader believe that she knows how a man thinks and this is important since in most of the essay she is writing from a man’s
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